Kaposi's Sarcoma Symptoms

Definition of Kaposi sarcoma - NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms ...

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Kaposi sarcoma is caused by Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). In the United States, it usually occurs in people who have a weak immune system ...

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What is the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma?

Kaposi's sarcoma is caused by a virus called the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), also known as the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). The virus is thought to be spread during sex, through blood or saliva, or from a mother to her baby during birth.

Kaposi's sarcoma - NHS

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What is a KS lesion?

Summary. Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a cancer that causes patches of abnormal tissue to grow under the skin, in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat, in lymph nodes, or in other organs. These patches, or lesions, are usually red or purple.

Kaposi Sarcoma | KS | Kaposi's Sarcoma | MedlinePlus

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What does Kaposi's sarcoma look like?

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) usually appears first as spots (called lesions) on the skin. The lesions can be purple, red, or brown. KS lesions can be flat and not raised above the surrounding skin (called patches), flat but slightly raised (called plaques), or bumps (called nodules).

Signs and Symptoms of Kaposi Sarcoma - American Cancer Society

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How long can you live with Kaposi's sarcoma?

Survival rates can give you an idea of what percentage of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time (usually 5 years) after they were diagnosed. ... 5-year relative survival rates for Kaposi sarcoma.

SEER Stage

5-Year Relative Survival Rate

All SEER stages combined

74%

Survival Rates for Kaposi Sarcoma - American Cancer Society

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